Michael Saruni Smashes NCAA 800m Record with 1:43.25

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Michael Saruni a sophmore from UTEP (University of Texas el Paso) smashed the NCAA 800m record on Saturday night at the Desert Heat Classic in Tucson, Arizona.

The 23-year-old Kenyan clocked an impressive 1:43.25 beating previous NCAA record by 0.30 seconds. The old NCAA 800m belonged to Donovan Brazier who ran 1:43.55 in 2016 season. Saruni's 1:43.25 is also a new World lead in 2018.

During 2018 indoor season Saruni won NCAA indoor title and broke 600m world record holder record with 1:14.79.

 Men's 800m Results | See full results here

1 Saruni, Michael UTEP 1:43.25#

2 Villarreal, Carlos Arizona 1:46.70#

3 Koech, Jonah UTEP 1:47.12

4 Kibet, Collins Arizona 1:47.83

5 Sathyamurthy, Hari Stanford 1:49.93

6 Smith, Brian Stanford 1:50.68

7 White, Christian Stanford 1:50.97

8 Lanley, Ryan Northern Ari 1:51.07

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